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Designated Gifts

By giving an unrestricted gift, you allow the College to designate your support to the areas where funds are most needed.

You may wish to specifically designate your gift to a particular type of program or for a specific purpose. The Foundation offers a number of different options from which to choose. If you have a specific designation in mind, that you don’t see here, one of our giving officers, reachable at 919.513.6660, will be happy to help you determine the best way to structure your gift.

To make a gift directed to any of these areas, identify how you would like your gift to be directed by noting the gift’s name on the notes line of your check or by selecting the specific names gift on our online donation form.

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The Fund for Discovery

The Fund for Discovery was established by a generous gift from Ms. Deborah Resnick. Over the years, the Fund for Discovery has supported over 130 DVM students in our summer research internship program. The Fund now serves as a platform to provide pre-doctoral veterinary students and post-doctoral veterinarians with funding to gain research training essential to produce the next generation of Clinician Scientists.  The funding also helps support the research projects themselves, allowing research in areas that are critical for animal health and welfare, but are currently of low priority for federal granting agencies.

The first essential priority is to provide stipend and tuition support for students in the individual Clinician Scientist Training Programs.  The Fund for Discovery currently supports 7-8 summer research internship positions per year. This support will continue and the intent is to increase the number over the next 5 years.  We also seek funds to support veterinary students in the research-intensive focus area during the summers and to allow them the opportunity to take a year off from the DVM curriculum to immerse themselves in a research lab.  Stipend and tuition support is also needed for students in our new combined DVM/PhD degree program and veterinarians in our combined residency/PhD training programs.

The second essential priority is to increase the funds available for research projects in all four programs.  Internal funding for research will not only provide desperately needed resources in a time when funding is difficult to obtain from federal sources and foundations, but will also allow students and mentors to think Outside The Box, test novel ideas and undertake unique research leading to breakthrough discoveries in animal health and welfare.

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